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This interview was conducted with Corinne Botz in her Airbnb in Hudson, NY on June 12, 2019. Corinne is a 42-year-old middle child who currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and daughter. She is a photographic artist, writer, filmmaker, and educator. Corinne speaks of her constant love for writing and other mediums of art, specifically photography, for which she attended undergraduate and graduate school. She shares fond experiences of visiting her family’s cabin in the Catskill Mountains and its role in cultivating her love of solitude and appreciation of ghost stories. Her personal experiences, such as that with motherhood, influence the art she produces, and this thread is constant throughout the interview. Corinne discusses her love of stories, experiences of space and female centered narratives. She takes us on a journey through her relationships with herself, others, and places.
This interview might be of interest for those who want to learn more artists, storytellers, motherhood, photography, self-awareness/identity.
Allie Fischgrund is a recent graduate of the University of Rochester with a degree in anthropology. She is interested in collective memory, social movements, and identity formation. She hopes to create space for others to tell stories which help to transform our understandings of our present systems and to create justice.
This interview is hereby made available for research purposes only. For additional uses (radio and other media, music, internet), please click here to inquire about permissions.
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